Dept. of Mathematics and Computer Science, The Open University of Israel
PhD - Dept. of Computer Science and Applied Math, The Weizmann Institute of Science, Israel, with Prof. Ronen Basri

Contact info

Office address: 
Department of Mathematics and Computer Science, The Open University of Israel
1 University Road, P.O.B. 808, Raanana 43107, Israel

Office phone:  +972-9-778-1261
Office Fax:  +972-9-778-0605
E-Mail: hassner@openu.ac.il

Research interests

I am a Senior Lecturer (aka Assistant Professor) at the Open University of Israel, Department of Mathematics and Computer Science. My research interests are mainly Statistical Pattern Recognition, Computer Vision and Computer Graphics

Events and news


Publications in journals, conferences and workshops

  • New! T. Hassner and I. Bayaz, Teaching Computer Vision: Bringing Research Benchmarks to the Classroom, ACM Transactions on Computing Education (ACM-TOCE), to appear (PDF)
  • New! T. Hassner, L. Assif, and L. Wolf, When Standard RANSAC is Not Enough: Cross-Media Visual Matching with Hypothesis Relevancy, Machine Vision and Applications (MVAP), to appear (project, PDF)
  • T. Hassner, Viewing Real-World Faces in 3D, International Conference on Computer Vision (ICCV), Sydney, Austraila, Dec. 2013 (project, PDF)
  • Y. Sofer, T. Hassner, and A. Sharf, Interactive Learning for Point-Cloud Motion Segmentation, In Computer Graphics Forum, vol. 32, no. 7, pp. 51-60. 2013 (PDF)
  • T. Hassner, L. Wolf, and N. Dershowitz, OCR-Free Transcript Alignment, International Conference on Document Analysis and Recognition (ICDAR), Washington DC, August 2013 (project, PDF)
  • T. Hassner, A Critical Review of Action Recognition Benchmarks, 1st IEEE International Workshop on Action Similarity in Unconstrained Videos (ACTS) at the IEEE Conf. on Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition (CVPR), Portland, Oregon, June 2013 (PDF)
  • T. Hassner, M. Rehbein, P.A. Stokes, and L. Wolf, Computation and Palaeography: Potentials and Limits (Dagstuhl Perspectives Workshop 12382), Dagstuhl Manifestos 2(1): 14-35 (2012) (info, PDF)
  • T. Hassner, L. Wolf, A. Lerner, and Y. Leitner, Viewing the Viewers: how Adults With Attentional Deficits Watch Educational Videos, SAGE Journal of Attention Disorders (JAD), To appear (Abstract). Patent pending.
    Press coverage:
  • O. Kliper-Gross, Y. Gurovich, T. Hassner, and L. Wolf, Motion Interchange Patterns for Action Recognition in Unconstrained Videos, European Conference on Computer Vision (ECCV), Firenze , Italy, Oct. 2012 (project and code, PDF)
  • T. Hassner, V. Mayzels, and L. Zelnik-Manor, On SIFTs and their Scales, IEEE Conf. on Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition (CVPR), Rhode Island, June 2012 (project and code, PDF)
  • T. Hassner, Y. Itcher, and O. Kliper-Gross, Violent Flows: Real-Time Detection of Violent Crowd Behavior, 3rd IEEE International Workshop on Socially Intelligent Surveillance and Monitoring (SISM) at the IEEE Conf. on Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition (CVPR), Rhode Island, June 2012 (Data, PDF)
  • O. Kliper-Gross, T. Hassner, and L. Wolf, The Action Similarity Labeling Challenge, IEEE Trans. on Pattern Analysis and Machine Intelligence (TPAMI), 34(3), March 2012 (database, PDF)
  • O. Kliper-Gross, T. Hassner, and L. Wolf, One Shot Similarity Metric Learning for Action Recognition, International Workshop on Similarity-Based Pattern Analysis and Recognition (SIMBAD), Venice, Italy, Sept. 2011 (PDF, Video-lecture)
  • L. Wolf, T. Hassner, and I. Maoz, Face Recognition in Unconstrained Videos with Matched Background Similarity, IEEE Conf. on Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition (CVPR), Colorado Springs, June 2011 (project, PDF)
  • Lior Wolf, Tal Hassner, and Yaniv Taigman, Effective Unconstrained Face Recognition by Combining Multiple Descriptors and Learned Background Statistics, IEEE Trans. on Pattern Analysis and Machine Intelligence (TPAMI), 33(10), Oct. 2011 (PDF, data)
    Press coverage:
  • Ronen Basri, Tal Hassner, and Lihi Zelnik-Manor*, Approximate Nearest Subspace Search, IEEE Trans. on Pattern Analysis and Machine Intelligence (TPAMI), 33(2), Feb. 2011 (PDF). Editor's selection for spotlight paper.
    *Author names in alphabetical order due to equal contribution.
  • Dmitry Kropotov, Dmitry Vetrov, Lior Wolf, and Tal Hassner, Variational Relevance Vector Machine for Tabular Data, JMLR: Workshop and Conference Proceedings 13: 79-94, Asian Conference on Machine Learning (ACML), Tokyo, Oct. 2010
  • Ronen Basri, Tal Hassner, and Lihi Zelnik-Manor*, A General Framework for Approximate Nearest Subspace Search, 2nd IEEE International Workshop on Subspace Methods at the IEEE International Conference on Computer Vision (ICCV), Kyoto, Sept. 2009 (project, PDF)
    *Author names in alphabetical order due to equal contribution.
  • Lior Wolf, Tal Hassner, and Yaniv Taigman, The One-Shot Similarity Kernel, IEEE International Conference on Computer Vision (ICCV), Kyoto, Sept. 2009 (project and code, Extended version PDF)
  • Lior Wolf, Tal Hassner, and Yaniv Taigman, Similarity Scores based on Background SamplesAsian Conference on Computer Vision (ACCV), Xi' an, Sept. 2009 (PDF, data)
  • Yaniv Taigman, Lior Wolf, and Tal Hassner, Multiple One-Shots for Utilizing Class Label Information, The British Machine Vision Conference (BMVC), London, Sept. 2009 (project, PDF, data)
  • Lior Wolf, Tal Hassner, and Yaniv Taigman, Descriptor Based Methods in the Wild, Faces in Real-Life Images workshop at the European Conference on Computer Vision (ECCV), Marseille, Oct. 2008 (project and code, PDF). Best result on the LFW face recognition benchmark, at the Faces in Real-Life Images workshop, 2008
  • Ran Gal, Ariel Shamir, Tal Hassner, Mark Pauly and Daniel Cohen-Or, Surface Reconstruction using Local Shape Priors, Proceedings of the fifth Eurographics Symposium on Geometry Processing (SGP), Barcelona, 2007 (project, PDF)
  • Ronen Basri, Tal Hassner, and Lihi Zelnik-Manor*, Approximate Nearest Subspace Search with Applications to Pattern Recognition, IEEE Conference on Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition (CVPR), Minneapolis, June 2007 (project, PDF, PPT)
    *Author names in alphabetical order due to equal contribution.
  • Tal Hassner and Ronen Basri, Automatic Depth-Map Colorization, Eurographics (short), Vienna, Sept. 2006 (PDFPatent pending
  • Tal Hassner and Ronen Basri, Example Based 3D Reconstruction from Single 2D Images, Beyond Patches Workshop at IEEE Conference on Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition (CVPR), New-York, June 2006. (project, PDF). Patent pending
  • Tal Hassner, Lihi Zelnik-Manor, George Leifman, and Ronen Basri, Minimal-Cut Model Composition, International Conference on Shape Modeling and Applications (SMI), Boston, June 2005. (project, PDF). Best Student Paper Award at SMI'05; Patent pending
  • Michal Irani, Tal Hassner, and P.Anandan, What Does the Scene Look Like from a Scene Point? European Conference on Computer Vision (ECCV), May 2002. (project, PDF)
    Press coverage:

    • 2004, TV Interivew on Channel 8, "The Science Channel", on the "Science News" show, in Hebrew.

Reports

  • T. Hassner, M. Rehbein, P.A. Stokes, and L. Wolf, Computation and Palaeography: Potentials and Limits (Dagstuhl Perspectives Workshop 12382). Dagstuhl Reports 2(9): 184-199 (2012) (info, PDF)
  • T.Hassner and R. Basri Single View Depth Estimation from Examples, arXiv preprint arXiv:1304.3915, 14 Apr 2013  (arXiv)
  • R. Basri, T.Hassner and L. Zelnik-Manor, A General Framework for Approximate Nearest Subspace SearchTechnical Report CCIT #699, Department of Electrical Engineering, Technion, June 2008. (PDF)
    *Author names in alphabetical order due to equal contribution.
  • T.Hassner, Building 3D Shapes from Parts Ph.D. Thesis, Faculty of Mathematics and Computer Science, The Weizmann Institute of Science, December, 2006.

Outreach and articles in the public-media

  • Our App, "Once App on a Time" was awarded the Mayor's Prize (first place) award on the Tel-Aviv City, App2You competition. Significant media coverage of the event and our App included items in all the major newspapers in Israel. See our media coverage page for more details (in Hebrew). Our App is available on the Play Store.
  • T.Hassner, On Geometry, Perspectivity, and the World We See, (Hebrew) Odyssey magazine of Science and Philosophy,  Issue 17, Oct. 2012 (On-line article)
  • Why Can't Computers See?, (Hebrew), with D. Fishler, Nexter online magazine. 31, Oct. 2012 (On-line article)

Graduated students

  • Viki Mayzels
    M.Sc. in Electrical Engineering
    ,
    "On SIFTs and their Scales," Completed Dec. 2013
    At the Technion, supervised jointly with Lihi Zelnik-Manor.
  • Yerry Sofer
    M.Sc. in Computer Science - Research Track
    ,
    "Interactive Learning for Point-Cloud Motion Segmentation," Completed August, 2013
  • Yossi Itcher
    M.Sc. in Computer Science - Research Track
    ,
    "Real-Time Detection of Violent Crowd Behavior," Completed July, 2013
  • Orit Kliper-Gross
    Ph.D. in Applied Mathematics and Computer Science
    ,
    "Action Recognition in Challenging Real-World Videos," Completed Dec. 2012
    At the Weizmann Institute of Science, supervised jointly with Ronen Basri.
  • Liav Assif
    M.Sc. in Computer Science - Research Track
    ,
    "View Relevancy for Model based Pose Estimation in Single Photos," Completed Nov. 2011
  • Tal Agmon
    M.Sc. in Computer Science
    , "Face Matching in Unconstrained Images," Completed June 2011
  • Amitzur Goldberg
    M.Sc. in Computer Science
    ,
    "Recognition with Subspaces," Completed July 2010

 

 

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